Basics of Hypertension: Confronting the Silent Killer - CMA60043

Basics of Hypertension: Confronting the Silent Killer

by Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN
(4.8 / 86 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 AAMA CEUs)
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Hypertension is a common chronic disease and a major contributor to the number one cause of death in the world: cardiovascular disease. This course describes the condition and the management strategies of hypertension to improve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health. It will increase the certified medical assistant’s knowledge about accurately assessing a patient’s blood pressure, the most commonly prescribed medications used to treat hypertension, and how to educate patients and families dealing with hypertension.


The goal of this educational program is to provide certified medical assistants in healthcare settings with increased knowledge of hypertension, assessment skills, medications used for treatment, and information for patient and family education.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Discuss how hypertension negatively affects cardiovascular health.
  • Describe how to accurately measure a patient’s blood pressure.
  • Describe how the different classes of blood pressure medications work to lower blood pressure.
  • Identify at least three topics for patient education on lifestyle modifications that may reduce blood pressure.
Certified medical assistants: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 clinical and general continuing education unit(s) (approval #137916 for 4/26/2020 to 4/25/2021). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Originally Released on: 3/26/2020
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/26/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Letoya C - Lehigh Acres, FL  ·  May 27, 2020
great read, very informative
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Yolanda c - Bronx, NY  ·  May 27, 2020
Clear and educational
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Stevie D - tallahassee, FL  ·  May 25, 2020
I deal with a lot of patients who have hypertension. I will recommend this course to others.
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Katie D - Sweet Home, OR  ·  May 22, 2020
Great information on hypertension for the clinic
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Jennifer R - Clayton, NC  ·  May 22, 2020
it was a good course, I learned a lot
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00